MacOS executable OSX 10.10.5 Yosemite
Source:  LHC@Home Classic : SIXTRACK
jeudi 19 janvier 2017 11:41

Well I have finally got some work on my Mac with our new MacOS executable
built on OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite .
Please report to me,
or to the Topic Sixtrack Application, MacOS executable thread,
if you get some work and there are problems. Eric.

Project News Jan 19, 2017
Source:  Rosetta@home
jeudi 19 janvier 2017 09:00

More good news! Our paper titled "Protein structure determination using metagenome sequence data" was released today in the journal Science. We would like to thank all Rosetta@Home participants who provided the computing required for this work. In the paper, we describe using predicted co-evolving contacts from metagenomics sequence data and Rosetta to accurately predict the structures for 622 protein families that are not represented in the PDB. Among these structures, over 100 were new folds. Since experimental protein structure determination is costly and often difficult, this study highlights the ability to use computational methods with metagenomics data for reliably structure determination. With the rapidly growing size of genomics data, the future in mapping the structure space of protein families looks bright! Thank you Rosetta@Home participants! Here is an interesting perspective written by Johannes Söding about the paper and it's significance, "Big-data approaches to protein structure prediction". and related news articles: Big data (and volunteers) help scientists solve hundreds of protein puzzles Seeking Structure With Metagenome Sequences Decoding the Origami That Drives All Life

SSL on
Source:  vLHCathome-dev
mardi 17 janvier 2017 11:14

We have now got a proper certificate for our DEV server, and use the opportunity to change name to: LHCathome-dev, so please use this URL from now on for the LHC@home-dev project:

The former test SSL URL to this project on the production server will be stopped and redirected here.

Thanks for your continued support and help!

Unexpected Power Outage
Source:  Collatz Conjecture
mardi 17 janvier 2017 00:45

While we didn't get ice here, we had plenty of rain. Unfortunately, I was gone for the day when the power outage occurred so there was no opportunity to fire up the backup generator. Thankfully, everything came back online although it took 3 reboots before the firewall decided it indeed had a hard drive. If you get a download error, etc. for a workunit, please let me know. When there is a major crash, there are usually a few screwed up workunits where the database and the file system aren't completely in sync.

One Dozen and One Neutron Stars – Einstein@Home discovers 13 new gamma-ray pulsars
Source:  Einstein@Home
mercredi 11 janvier 2017 11:00

A new paper, titled “The Einstein@Home gamma-ray pulsar survey I: search methods, sensitivity and discovery of new young gamma-ray pulsars”, that presents the discovery of 13 new gamma-ray pulsars by Einstein@Home in Fermi-LAT data has now been published in The Astrophysical Journal.

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ECM@ARM error, you need more swap
Source:  yoyo@home
mercredi 11 janvier 2017 00:00

Since ECM runs also on ARM I see many error on such systems. Thosesystems are mostly small single board systems as Raspberry Pi or Odroids. They have many cores but less RAM and mostly no swap. The ECM wokunits consume less RAM at the beginning but after some time require adhoc 1 or 2 GB of RAM. Boinc can handle it but not so fast as the RAM is allocated and running multiple ECM workunits in parallel makes it worse. They often allocate much RAM at the same time. tl;dr Configure more swap in your system. Consider the old rule swap size = 2 times RAM for systems up to 2 GB. Here a tutorial how to create more swap space:

Project News Jan 9, 2017
Source:  Rosetta@home
lundi 9 janvier 2017 09:00

Happy New Year! As many of you are likely aware of, we had an outage yesterday that we are just recently recovering from. The University of Washington campus and surrounding Seattle area had a power outage that lasted for a couple hours. For more info about the outage click here. It may take a day or so to get back to normal operation. Sorry for any inconvenience.

VM applications broken by the Windows 10 update KB3206632
Source:  LHC@Home Classic : SIXTRACK
dimanche 8 janvier 2017 21:51

The Windows 10 update KB3206632 introduces an issue that affects virtualization-based security (VBS) and hence may break VM applications. The issue is fixed in the update KB3213522. If you are running Windows 10, please ensure that you have applied the KB3213522 update.

Thanks everyone who contributed the treads on this issue.

Missing heartbeat file errors
Microsoft KB3206632 from 16/12/15

Aliquot sequence 708420 has terminated!!!
Source:  YAFU
samedi 7 janvier 2017 14:09

9160 sequences below 1000000 left. Yafu@home is working on 3482 of them.

Thanks for your support.

New SETI@home donation project on Bitcoin Utopia
Source:  SETI@Home
samedi 7 janvier 2017 01:35

We've started a new mining effort on Bitcoin Utopia. If you've got mining equipment and want to help out, please join the effort.

The ~5 bitcoins that were donated last year went primarily to buying replacement hard drives. With the number of drives we have running we lose quite a few over the course of a year. It was nice not to need to dip into cash to replace them.